These 4-ingredient wellness shots are full of powerful ingredients, which boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, improve gut health and much more.
You can make 4 shots using 1 whole lemon peeled, I whole orange peeled, 2-3 roots of turmeric & 2-3 roots of ginger
Lets take a look at the health benefits of each of these ingredients.
Ginger is a popular spice with many health benefits. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help reduce pain and swelling. Ginger can also help improve digestion and reduce bloating. It can also help reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health. Known as a powerful antioxidant, it can help protect against free radical damage and boost the immune system to fight off infections. It also aids in reducing stress, boost your mood, improve cognitive function and reduce fatigue.
Raw turmeric is a powerful superfood that is packed with very similar health benefits similar to ginger. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial, which contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant that can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. It can also help reduce the risk of certain cancers, improve skin health, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Curcumin may also help improve memory and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline. Turmeric my also reduce symptoms of indigestion and improve gut health.
Rich in Vitamin C: Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 64% of the daily recommended value in just one lemon. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps protect cells from damage and is important for immune system health.
High in Antioxidants: Lemons are high in antioxidants, which help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants can also help reduce inflammation and protect against certain chronic diseases.
May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Lemons are high in citric acid, which may help prevent the formation of kidney stones. Studies have shown that drinking lemon juice can increase the amount of citrate in the urine, which can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
May Help Improve Digestion: Lemons are high in fiber, which can help improve digestion and regularity. The fiber in lemons can also help keep you feeling full for longer, which may help with weight loss.
May Help Lower Blood Pressure: Lemons are high in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. Studies have shown that increasing potassium intake can help reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension.
Rich in Vitamin C: Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing over 70% of the daily recommended value in just one fruit (More than lemon). Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps to boost the immune system, protect against oxidative stress, and reduce inflammation.
High in Fiber: Oranges are a good source of dietary fiber, providing about 3 grams per fruit. Fiber helps to keep the digestive system healthy and can help to reduce cholesterol levels.
May Help Lower Blood Pressure: Oranges are a good source of potassium, which is an important mineral for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. Studies have shown that increasing potassium intake can help to reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension.
May Help Lower Cholesterol: Oranges are a good source of soluble fiber, which has been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that increasing dietary fiber intake can help to reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
May Help Prevent Cancer: Oranges are a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Studies have shown that increasing intake of antioxidants can help to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as colorectal and breast cancer.
Blend all the ingredients with 1/2 cup of filtered water
Strain the mixture
Use a spoon to strain all the juice in a wide glass jar/cup by stirring in circular motion
When the mixture is almost dry, press with a spoon to extract the remaining juice
Transfer to clean & dry small glass bottles
You can store these for up to 5 days in the refrigerator
I usually have this shot first thing in the morning after water and before my morning coffee.